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Reflections on starting microfinance in a new country: BRAC’s journey in Myanmar

In 2014 BRAC launched its microfinance operations in Myanmar – one of the last countries in the world to open...

European Microfinance Award 2017 on Microfinance for Housing

Earlier this month we were delighted to announce the launch of the European Microfinance Award 2017 with its €100,000 prize,...

Yes, Microcredit Requires Subsidies … and That’s Great News

Back in November, one of the more important research papers on microcredit was released and a funny thing happened: Almost...

A Business Woman and Mother

Glady’s Escalente, most people refer to her as Sandra, has been an Esperanza Associate since 2005. She is a single mother...

Sidekick Manifesto

The MoMF Team thinks microfinance can be the perfect Sidekick! We invite you to read the Sidekick Manifesto. If you...

4 Lessons for Implementing Mobile Payments

FINCA Haiti client Beatrice Normil is a busy woman. Beatrice lives and works in Carrefour, an impoverished and populous residential...

Banking Rwanda’s Women: What She Wants From Her Bank

In many respects, Rwanda is a world leader in gender equality: it ranks #1 in the world for women’s representation...

One woman brewing change in Africa, and beyond

Vava, founder of the Kenyan social enterprise Vava Coffee, is truly a woman on fire. She exudes passion and entrepreneurial...

Microinsurance is not a cost: Reducing fragility by increasing stability

If we want to truly and sustainably transform the lives of agricultural microfinance clients, we need to include insurance alongside...

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